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Culture
France, 19th century
Title
Jacques Luc Barbier-Valbonne
Work Type
Drawing
Date
1796
Material
Black chalk with stumping, heightened with white gouache on beige wove paper
cream(3) wove paper, partially discolored to yellow-brown
Measurements
Sheet: 26.2 x 20.7 cm (10 5/16 x 8 1/8 in.)
Description
The French Revolution (1789–99) disrupted all traditional hierarchies, including that of art, which habitually placed history painting in the highest regard. When Isabey exhibited this portrait of his friend and fellow artist in the 1796 salon, drawings had taken on significance as a more personal and egalitarian form of art. Isabey depicts Barbier as a solid citizen of the new Republic. The tasseled cap and embroidered jacket recall Barbier’s service as a hussar, a type of soldier; the vest, cravat, and “dog-ear” hairstyle were popular among young men in Paris at the time. Traditionally, however, a fashionable man would not be shown smoking, an activity usually associated with lower classes. Isabey’s focus on the long pipe and steady stream of smoke made the drawing especially populist for the time.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: DR - French
Department: Drawings
Provenance: (César de Hauke, Paris?, according to departmental catalog sheet); Henry G. Dalton, Cleveland (according to departmental card)
Gift of Harry D. Kendrick
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1950.496_full.tif
SSID
24600810

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